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Police: DUI for Woman, 33, Who Had To Be Extracted From Her Car After Accident

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A 33-year-old woman was intoxicated when her car ran off the Post Road and crashed near Exit 11, Darien police said. Police did not describe the extent of her injuries, if any, in the Jan. 27 accident, but a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance went to the scene, where she was treated, and she was taken to Norwalk Hospital, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man Arrested — Twice in One Night — After Arguments Get Physical at Restaurant

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When a 57-year-old man refused to pay his bill at a downtown Darien restaurant Friday night, police said, the dispute eventually led to the man kicking a police officer in the groin, getting arrested and returning to the restaurant to get his lost wallet — resulting in another argument, violence, call to police and charges. All within three hours. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Girl Injured in Fall From Basement Stairs at Teen Party with Alcohol, Two Arrests

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A Darien girl fell from a basement stairway and hurt her head late Saturday night during a teenage party with alcohol on Half Mile Road, Darien police said. Police arrested two people that night: One, a nanny who knew about the party and the alcohol being served at it; the other, an 18-year-old Post 53 member, off-duty, who moved the girl, which risked further injury to the girl, police said. The girl was taken by Darien Emergency Medical Services-Post 53 to Stamford Hospital for further evaluation, police said. Police did not say what her condition was. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parents Tell School Board: Retest Hurts Sophomores, Harsher Penalties Needed for Those Guilty of Cheating

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Numerous parents and high school students who spoke at a packed Board of Education meeting on Tuesday criticized school administrators’ decision to retest nearly 300 Darien High School sophomores after a major cheating incident was discovered in mid-January. The speakers also said the retesting would hurt students’ grades in other courses when they had other “unit” tests to take the same week as the retests. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four Unlocked Vehicles Entered on Fitch Ave; Next Night, One More on Dickinson Road

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Four unlocked vehicles were entered overnight last Wednesday to Thursday, all unlocked and outside of homes at four addresses on Fitch Avenue, according to police. Nothing was taken from any of them. Over the next night, another vehicle was entered a block over, on Dickinson Road — that vehicle also was unlocked and, again, nothing was reported taken. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA: THC Amount Doubled in Victims of Fatal Crashes Since Pot Legalized in Washington State

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New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes, the percentage who tested positive for active THC doubled since that state legalized pot in 2012. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Leaving Scene Where She Struck a Sign Gets Woman, 35, Arrested for Evading Responsibility

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A police officer saw a vehicle strike a sign in the parking lot of Holmes School then leave the scene on Friday evening, Jan. 24, police said. He described the car for a police radio alert that resulted in Stamford police finding the car and driver, who was charged with evading responsibility, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Unlocked Mercedes Stolen Overnight Saturday to Sunday, Found in New Haven

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The navigation software in a 2018 Mercedes GLA 250, stolen overnight Saturday to Sunday from outside a home on Mystic Lane, was used to figure out where the stolen SUV was — parked in New Haven, it turned out, where police had it towed for safekeeping. (more…) Continue Reading →

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